May 27, 2011

An Apple For The Teacher...

Why are apples associated with teachers? Some believe that this tradition began in New England during the 19th century when farming families supplemented a teacher's meager income with with homegrown food, such as potatoes and apples.

Whatever the reason, apples remain the symbol of appreciation for hard-working teachers. And don't despair if you just realized your backyard apple tree is still four months away from bearing fruit... You'll find a great assortment of apple-themed treasures on

Here is an Etsy treasury that I've curated with teachers in mind-- just click on the image below to see the entire collection (there are two listings with cats--can you find them?). While you are there, please leave a comment at the end of the treasury, and click on some of the items--t
he more attention the treasury gets, the more likely it is to make it onto Etsy's front page!

[The giveaway has ended and the winners are: Chrissykat, Gio, and Jean Williams (who entered on Facebook). Congratulation ladies-- I'll contact you on Saturday with details on picking out your sachet.]
Bonus for cat ladies and friends: Tell me which item in the treasury is your favorite by leaving a comment at the end of this post and you'll be entered into a drawing to win one of my lavender kitty sachets (pick from the designs below). I'll draw three names at 10 p.m. PST tonight! Entries will also be accepted on my Facebook page and at The Hive.

Thanks for visiting!


Saskia said...

Mmmm... yummy etsy page! All so adorable!! But my favourite are the felted apples.... so cute!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Gio said...

the apple cozy! so funny and sweet!

Karen DePatra said...

Hello, Susan! (We are totally enjoying the Bunny Print from April.)

I LIKE the 'Treasury' feature! I see quite a few new 'friends' that I will be visiting, soon. I think I like the Apple Soap the best of all. And you are so right in saying the red and green makes a very nice color combo!

Chrissykat said...

Cute "an apple a day" or so they say! I think the soap is pretty neat!

Unknown said...

The print of the apple picking is my cutie fav of the bunch. ~Laura

JeanHeidi said...

I posted this once before but it didn't show up I'll try again :)

I LOVE the Apple Basket, it is SO CUTE I can't believe it! :) What a well made product!